This is only my second post, and finally after a long hunt we managed to buy a house (PPOR) in Rowville, Melbourne. When we inspected this house initially (30+ years old I think), we really liked it, so we made a written offer (subject to building and pest inspection). We were told we have 3 days to complete the professional inspection when we signed the contract, and this was on a Thursday morning, we dint know if a building inspector will be available immediately etc...so the agent said she can refer us to some one she knows. We have been working with the agent for almost 6 months, and she has been very straight forward to us, so we decided to use her reference Inspection was done, no major structural damages were reported, and some minor issues were sorted out by the vendor as well. We moved in to the house this past weekend, and noticed a few of these issues (some spotted by friends): 1. a medium size leak mark in the living room roof (pitched), it has a small patch of mold on it as well 2. several patches of leak marks in one of the rooms adjacent to a bathroom. The leak patches are directly behind the shower. It is slightly moist and looks like it has been around for a while and has been covered up perhaps We got a pest control specialist to come in and do the spraying, he happened to be a building inspector as well, he had a look at these spots and said the one in the bedroom is serious and should have been picked up by the building inspector. He also showed us places were the house has moved (a visible crack in 2 locations), and this has created a slope on the floor at multiple locations. We appointed a building inspector to complete the inspection for us as we aren't experts, he should have picked up on this I assume. I know, we should have been careful with selecting a building inspector, however what I am wondering now is, can we hold the inspector liable for not reporting these issues? as this would have influenced our decision. And we wont have any funds left for reno or knockdown in the near future. I feel like we are stuck in a mess. Apologies for the long post, I guess I am after some direction on what next?